17 days in Cairo, Paris & Nice Itinerary

17 days in Cairo, Paris & Nice Itinerary

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Cairo, Egypt
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 7 nights
Fly
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Cairo, Egypt
— 2 nights

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Cairo, Egypt — 1 night

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Great Sphinx, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then explore the activities along Nile River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Islamic Cairo.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairo tour planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major aiports are Cairo International Airport and Sphinx International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Paris.
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Paris, France — 5 nights

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get in touch with nature at Evasion Canine and Île de la Cité. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Musee Stephane Mallarme (in Vulaines sur Seine) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris route builder site.

You can fly from Cairo to Paris in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Cairo to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Paris hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Nice.
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Nice, France — 7 nights

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Visiting Lérins Islands and Plage de la Lanterne will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rue d'Antibes and La Croisette. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Menton (Palmes Beach, Promenade du Soleil, &more) and Cannes (Plage Mace, Le Suquet, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Beach, take advantage of the amenities at Plage Le Sporting, stroll through Florida Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nice trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in December; daily highs in Nice reach 17°C and lows reach 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili and then examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. On the next day, look for gifts at Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branch and then steep yourself in history at Pyramids of Giza.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairo online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Cairo takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Nice in January: high temperatures in Cairo hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
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